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Getting a broody to adopt chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bellzerz, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. bellzerz

    bellzerz Hatching

    Apr 13, 2015
    I have a broody who is sitting on a fertile clutch. At the same time, I have eggs in my incubator. I had to do it this way because I ended up with more fertile eggs than the broody could handle. They are due to hatch within a couple days of each other. I'm wondering how to get my broody to adopt the incubated eggs should any of them hatch. Any insight is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

  2. if you got the broody to accept the incubator chicks she would leave her eggs
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
  4. JDB21

    JDB21 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2016
    Slip the under her bottom at night. She should accept them. I gave my broody hen two batches of day old babies two spring in a row. Worked well both times. Supervise her for a bit to make sure she accepts them

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